matter of course


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Synonyms for matter of course

an inevitable ending

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As a matter of course, I was left alone with Betts Shoreham.
The next day it was a dog, even dirtier and more forlorn, perhaps, than was the kitten; and again Miss Polly, to her dumfounded amazement, found herself figuring as a kind protector and an angel of mercy--a role that Pollyanna so unhesitatingly thrust upon her as a matter of course, that the woman--who abhorred dogs even more than she did cats, if possible--found herself as before, powerless to remonstrate.
It had been agreed between us downstairs that after this first occasion I should have her as a matter of course at night, her small white bed being already arranged, to that end, in my room.
And especially would this seem to be a matter of course, in the case of vessels owned in one seaport, and whose captains, officers, and not a few of the men are personally known to each other; and consequently, have all sorts of dear domestic things to talk about.
Thou, who, to my thinking, art beyond all doubt a dullard, without early rising or night watching or taking any trouble, with the mere breath of knight-errantry that has breathed upon thee, seest thyself without more ado governor of an island, as though it were a mere matter of course.
They are elected annually, it is true; but their re-election is considered by the legislative assemblies almost as a matter of course.
Each now tried to out-boast and out-talk the other; a quarrel ensued as a matter of course, and a general fight, according to frontier usage.
As secretary of state Clinton reportedly asked as a matter of course her Filipina housekeeper, Marina Santos, who had no security clearance, to print out sensitive government emails and documents from her house in Washington, DC, emails and FBI memos show, according to the New York Post.
Unfortunately, it looks like Drumm thought the US courts were like our tribunals where barefaced lies are told as a matter of course without consequence.
e modern idea of doggy bags started in America where everybody eats out as a matter of course.
Staffordshire Police said the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) had been notified, as a matter of course, after the incident at a block of flats in Newcastle-under-Lyme near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, just after 1am.
The court further observed that arrest of a suspect or an accused is not necessary during the course of investigation and the general impression in this regard is mis-conceived because a person named in the FIR is not to be arrested straightaway upon registration of FIR or as a matter of course unless there is sufficient incriminating evidence regarding culpability of accused.
In Africa, communities sing together as a matter of course.
It comes after a campaign led by spina bifida charity Shine, which now hopes more women of a childbearing age will take the B vitamin as a matter of course.